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Definition of knife:

  1. A sword or dagger.
  2. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc..
  3. Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against ( a candidate of one's own party).
  4. To cut or stab with a knife.
  5. To prune with the knife.

Synonyms:

cutter, miter, hunting, dirk, edge, toad-stabber, sabre, fish, bread, shiv, paring, guillotine, grapefruit, bit, cane, tongue, lingua, corn, natural language, dinner, kris, misericord, skinning, table, Boy Scout, snickersnee, dessert, stab, cake, glossa, point, pruning, poniard, palette, butter, skewer, breakfast, scalpel, pocket, razor, molding, putty, dig, skiver, switchblade, clasp, lancet, tickler, cutting edge, paper, ferrule, prod, skean, Swiss Army, oyster, Bowie, clapper, spit, excelsior, pigsticker, poke, whittle, bodkin, butcher, Buck, jab, surgical, chopping.

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